My front room plans were temporarily derailed by our impulse decision to become chicken farmers, since right now all our extra DIY cash is going toward materials for that little endeavor... I'll allow you a moment for boos and hisses.
I won't deny that a small part of me looks at the chickens and sees my board and batten plans go up in smoke. I may or may not cry myself to sleep regularly over the whole mess. Okay, I don't cry. But still, building a coop costs money that I'd much rather be spending on other things. I'm sure it will be cute(ish) when it's done, but it's just not the same! Those chickens better appreciate it.
For the time being I'm practicing the art of being content without knocking holes in things or nailing bunches of new things to my walls. It's kind of tricky, but I do have a few ideas of things to keep my busy!
Idea: paint the backs of my living room bookshelves.
The old Anna would have said, "oh, no! I paid someone to paint those white. What if I get tired of it?"
The new Anna says, "um, you'll buy a can of white paint. Get over it."
I like this new Anna. She's the kind of gal I'd like to hang out with. Unfortunately, she's still lacking in the decisiveness department (unless it's a decision for someone else - she was born to boss. especially boys.).
I've been throwing a few ideas for colors around the last week or so, and this morning I finally used some photos to magically paint the shelves of my design board in Photoshop.
Option 1: nameless, made up Peacock blue-ish color:
Option 2: BM's Wythe blue (which I love and was leaning toward using in my front room project that was brutally and callously put off in an explosion of poultry)
Option 3: navy (pulled from the rug I wanted but Mike said I couldn't have because carpet + rug + rug = bonkers... which I secretly knew too. sigh.)
Option 4: nameless, made up mustard color:
I have opinions. Oh, you bet your sweet flapjacks I do. Honestly, I lean toward either Wythe Blue or the navy. I love Wythe Blue, always have, but I also like the idea of a darker color like the navy grounding the space. Since I can't have a rug and love how the color looks in the room. Boo hoo.
What do you guys think, though? Do you think I'm nutty? Do you have any idea where 'bet your sweet flapjacks' came from? Me neither. Pass the coffee; I need more since I spilled a full cup down the side of my stove this morning... gar, Mondays!